Sweet Potato Turkey Skillet

This is comfort food at its finest. Once again, Vitamin A-rich sweet potatoes are the star of the show. With some added lean protein and spices, you have yourself an incredibly simple one-pot wonder. Throw a simple green salad on the side for a well-balanced meal that will nourish both your body and soul!

Servings: 4


  • 1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella


  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic and turkey and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, until the turkey is no longer pink.
  3. Stir in the onions and cook until they are golden brown.
  4. Add the sweet potato, spices, and the water. Cover and cook until you can easily pierce the potatoes with a fork.
  5. When the potatoes are done, sprinkle with mozzarella.
  6. Remove from heat and cover, until the cheese is melted and you can’t wait another minute to dig in!

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 heaping cup
  • Calories: 320
  • Fat: 16g
  • –Saturated: 5g
  • –Polyunsaturated: 0.5g
  • –Monounsaturated: 4g
  • –Trans: 0g
  • Sodium: 515mg
  • Potassium: 250mg
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Vitamin A: 190%
  • Vitamin C: 9%
  • Calcium: 16%
  • Iron: 9%

* This recipe was adapted from Primavera Kitchen, at http://www.primaverakitchen.com/ground-turkey-sweet-potato-skillet/.